UP government scrapped public holiday marking death anniversary of BR Ambedkar
Uttar Pradesh government has scrapped the public holiday marking the death anniversary of Architect of the Indian Constitution Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar on December 6. With this, the number of holidays cancelled by the Yogi Adityanath government rose to 16. The BSP government in the state had declared Ambedkar death anniversary as a public holiday but the decision was revoked after the Samajwadi Party government came to power in 2012. However, SP government under Akhilesh Yadav had declared a holiday on Ambedkar's birth anniversary in 2015.